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Final Declaration of the Afro-descendant International Congress Tribute to the Afro-Venezuelan Cimarron “Guillermo Ribas”

Final Declaration of the Afro-descendant International Congress Tribute to the Afro-Venezuelan Cimarron “Guillermo Ribas”

By News & Current Affairs

The following was approved by the Afro-descendant International Congress, in the City of Caracas, Cradle of the Liberator Simón Bolívar and Capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on November 12, 2019. We, Afro-descendants of Our America, and Africans, gathered in the city of Caracas, capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on the occasion of the Afro-descendant International Congress, in accordance with what was agreed in the framework of…

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Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Jewish Reform movement votes to back reparations for African-Americans

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Union for Reform Judaism declares its support for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the US. By Ben Sales, TGA — The Reform movement declared its support for reparations for African-Americans at its biennial conference. The resolution, which was approved Friday by voice vote at the 5,000-person gathering of the Union for Reform Judaism, calls for “a federal commission to study and develop proposals for reparations to redress the…

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White progressive launches fund to support reparations and an update on Evanston’s reparations initiative

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio Recorded December 16, 2019 — On this WBAI pledge drive edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests David Gardinier and Dr. Iva Carruthers. Topics White Progressive Launches Fund to Support Reparations Update on the City of Evanston’s Reparations Initiative Guests David Gardinier, Founder, Fund For Reparations Now! – Los Angeles, CA Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference,…

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John Harvard Statue

Harvard benefited from Antigua slavery. The two are talking about an education partnership.

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald — Harvard University and the island of Antigua and Barbuda are talking about an educational partnership following a letter the Caribbean island’s prime minister sent to the university requesting slavery reparations. A Harvard University spokesman confirmed to the Miami Herald that the school’s president, Lawrence Bacow, recently reached out to Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders, to discuss how the prestigious university…

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Gov. Pritzker signs legislation strengthening most equity-centric adult-use cannabis law in the nation

Gov. Pritzker signs legislation strengthening most equity-centric adult-use cannabis law in the nation

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By Real Times Media — Surrounded by dozens of criminal justice reform advocates and lawmakers at Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation today to strengthen the most equity-centric adult-use cannabis law in the nation and announce the first round of social equity applications opens on Tuesday, December 10. “Illinois’ challenges are unique because we forged our own path,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “When the calendar hits January…

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Danny Glover speaks at Evanston Reparations Town Hall Meeting.

Hundreds pack Evanston church to discuss city’s local reparations fund

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

‘It was time to lead in urgency’ By Genevieve Bookwalter, Chicago Tribune — Hundreds of Evanston residents packed the sanctuary of First Church of God Wednesday evening to participate in a town hall discussion on the next steps in the city’s landmark reparations fund initiative. Evanston City Council passed a measure last month that will funnel the city’s tax revenue generated from the sale of recreational marijuana to a local reparations fund….

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Historian Hans Fässler, the spokesman for SCORES

Swiss launch committee on slavery reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A Swiss historian backed by dozens of public figures has launched a committee that makes the case for slavery reparations in the context of Switzerland. The supporters of the Swiss Committee on Slavery Reparations (SCORES) believe that reparations must be negotiated through dialogue between those who benefited from the transatlantic slave trade and the descendants of the victims. “The centuries-old human crime of slavery within the framework of the exploitation of the American colonies by Europe demands

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Fund for Reparations Now

White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

White Activist and Group of Progressives Launch “Fund for Reparations Now” Will Support the National African American Reparations Commission. Los Angeles, CA — As support for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans in America continues to build momentum across the country, David Gardinier, a Los Angeles-based racial justice activist, has assembled a group of like-minded White progressives to launch the Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN). The objective of this…

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Still on This Journey: Maurice Mitchell hosts a conversation with Dr. Ron Daniels.

Still on This Journey: Maurice Mitchell hosts a conversation with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Events, News & Current Affairs

December 9, 2019, Brooklyn, NY — Dr. Ron Daniels stopped by Automatic Studios in Brooklyn, New York for a signing of his new book Still on This Journey: The Vision and Mission of Dr. Ron Daniels and conversation with the event’s host Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party (WFP). Maurice Mitchell on Dr. Daniels and book “Dr. Ron Daniels possesses a rare amalgam of skills, wry wit,…

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Jeb Bush speaks at a 2013 American Legislative Exchange Council meeting.

Rightwing ‘bill mill’ accused of sowing racist and white supremacist policies

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By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian — Alec, the rightwing network that brings conservative lawmakers together with corporate lobbyists to create model legislation that is cloned across the US, has been accused of spreading racist and white supremacist policies targeted at minority communities. A report published on Tuesday by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other advocacy groups charges Alec with propagating white supremacy. In one of the sharpest criticisms yet levelled at…

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